Fortunately, there is now an eco-friendly solution to environmental issues created by disposable plastic bags, such as limited recyclability and increased landfill waste. Earth-friendly, bio-enhanced resins such as MSI Resin™ have been developed that can be added to plastic compounds enabling plastic products to easily degrade from the action of naturally-occurring microbes that are attracted to bio-enhanced plastics and “eat” them away. The microbial action decomposes the plastic and produces carbon dioxide that’s used by plants to produce oxygen and methane that can be turned into energy.
A win-win situation for consumers and retailers
Eco-friendly plastic bags made with bio-enhanced resin are good news for retailers looking to create unique, brand-building identities with versatile, cost-efficient, custom-printed plastic bags and for the consumers who take them home.
Retail operations such as supermarket and department store chains, specialty stores, and hospitality operations can effectively utilize all the brand identity advantages of personalized plastic bags and custom-printed poly bags while promoting their earth-friendly corporate policy of using environmentally-safe products. And while PLA biodegradable plastic bags can be more expensive to produce (and therefore purchase), custom plastic shopping bags manufactured with bio-enhanced resins are environmentally friendly but can cost the same – or even less – if produced by MultiPlast Systems.
Consumers can wholeheartedly embrace eco-friendly plastic bags because they’re especially convenient in an on-the-go economy in which shoppers often make purchases when they don’t have reusable bags with them. Disposable plastic bags made with bio-enhanced resin enable consumers to make their spur-of-the-moment purchases guilt-free because the eco-friendly bags are not harmful to the environment.
Industry studies have shown that over the next five years demand for plastic bags and other plastic packaging products will steadily grow with the projected increase in consumer spending. Bio-enhanced degradable resins such as MSI Resin™ will ensure that consumers and retailers – and the environment -- will benefit from the use of eco-friendly plastic bags.